One-Tray Maple Pork Chops


This quick pork chop recipe is the perfect autumnal weeknight dinner.

One-Tray Maple Pork Chops Recipe
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves

First, you’ll coat pork chops with a spicy maple-mustard glaze, then broil them to create a mouthwatering caramelized crust on each piece. These bake alongside savory-sweet parsnips, fennel, and apples, which play off the juicy meat.


  • 4 8-oz., ½-in.-thick bone-in center-cut pork chops

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound parsnips, thinly sliced (about 2½ cups)

  • 1 small bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced (about 3 cups), fronds reserved for serving

  • 2 small red apples, such as Honeycrisp, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F with rack in center position. Season pork with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Arrange on 1 side of a large, rimmed baking sheet. Whisk mustard, syrup, and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl; brush mixture on top of pork.

  2. Toss parsnips, fennel, apples, and garlic with remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and 3 tablespoons oil in a large bowl until coated. Arrange mixture in a single layer on other side of baking sheet.

  3. Bake until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil (do not remove baking sheet from oven). Broil until vegetables start to turn golden and slightly crisp and a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of pork registers 145°F, about 4 minutes. Top parsnip-fennel mixture with fennel fronds and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

584 Calories
23g Fat
41g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 584
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 852mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 53g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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